This page only applies to moving out at the end of your tenancy. If
you want to move out before the end date of your tenancy, we have a
separate guide for
leaving your tenancy early.
Planning your move will help make the process easier and less
stressful. It will also help increase your chances of getting your
full deposit back at the end of your tenancy. Your landlord can make
deductions from your deposit for damage or extra cleaning costs, so do
not leave the cleaning until the last minute.
Make every effort to leave the inside and outside of the premises in a
clean and tidy state. You should leave the property and its contents
in the same condition as it was let to you, allowing for reasonable
wear and tear through normal use.
Once you have cleaned up try to arrange with your landlord or agent to
meet you to look over the property before you move out. This may give
you the chance to re-clean areas the landlord is not happy with. Just
before you move out, you should then arrange for a final inventory
when the house is empty and all cleaning has been done.
When you leave your property your landlord or agent may try to
implement fees, charges or services. Under the Tenants Fee Act 2019
there are only certain things that a landlord/agent can lawfully
charge you for.
Some helpful information can be found here: